Chemmeen Thenga Masala

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Category:  Curry

Region:  Kerala

Type:  Non Veg

Serving Size:  9  Adults

Cooking Time:  30  Minutes

Preparation Time:  20  Minutes


  1. Cleaned Prawns     ½    Kg
  2. Coconut Oil     2    tbsp
  3. Mustard Seeds     ¼    tbsp
  4. Dried Red Chilli     3    nos.
  5. Fenugreek Seeds(Uluva)     1    pinch
  6. Coconut Slices    3    tbsp
  7. Curry Leaves     1    stalk
  8. Onion Thinly sliced    1    cup
  9. Ginger  Finely Chopped     1½    tsp
  10. Garlic  Finely Chopped     1½    tsp
  11. Green Chillies     2    pieces
  12. Tomato sliced    2    nos.
  13. Turmeric Powder     ¼    tsp
  14. Chilli Powder     1½    tsp
  15. Pepper Powder     ½    tsp
  16. Thick Coconut Milk     ¾    tsp
  17. Lemon Juice     1    tsp
  18. Salt to taste     ½    tsp


  1. Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a pan at medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red red chillies. Add fenugreek seeds and fry until golden.
  2. Add coconut slices, curry leaves and stir for a minute.
  3. Add onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute until onion starts to change color.
  4. Add sliced tomato and cook for a few minutes. Next add turmeric powder, chilly powder and pepper powder. Saute until their raw smell is gone.
  5. Add prawns, salt,coconut milk and lemon juice. Mix well.
  6. Cook until prawns are done and are coated with the masala, about 6-7 minutes.
  7. Add 1 tsp of coconut oil and mix well.
  8. Serve hot.

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Recipes Similar to Chemmeen Thenga Masala:  Vellarikka Curry , Bunt Chicken Curry , Egg Tomato Curry , Chicken Curry Style 1 , Beef With Kaya Curry

Other Recipes with Prawns:  Chemeen Unnakaya , Chemmeen Pappas , Chemmeen Mulakittathu


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